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. martin luther king jr. andrew seattle who is with the freedom from religion foundation. mr. stittle, abraham lincoln and dr. king too two amazing american icons you want to take their bibles and remove them from the ceremony. >> i much prefer dr. king's writing on the letter from the birmingham jail where he talks about the white church standing on the sideline mouthing trivialalities and pyes irrelevancy while he does the work of the civil rights movement. >> bill: you must know that dr. king invoked god in almost every speech that he made. >> article 2 section one of the constitution which lays out the oath does not say anything about the word so help me god. it says i will preserve to the best of my ability, preserve, defend and protect the states period. it's kind of ironic that the president is going to amend that in the middle of it. >> bill: do you know why george washington wanted the words god so help me god in? do you know why? >> george washington did not say so help me god. the first recorded instance is 1801. >> bill: if you look at his inaugural address it's peppered w
group to offset that donation with its own set of books. >> i respect all religions and all faiths, but i want them treated fairly. i think too many times the christian faith is not treated fairly. if they want to have books about the muslim faith, let's have equal books about the christian. i'd rather see the $150 million spent to remodel schools in craven county or build schools at craven community. >> well, there's been no outcry at that school over a lack of christian reading material at the school. on top of that he says he wants the $150 million to go to other projects. here's the thing. that $150 million is the entire budget, not just this project. he's got that all wrong. and if helping communities in need why did he vote against the sandy relief aid? >>> finally now matter how rational president obama is, the extreme end of the pro gun side will always hear something like this courtesy of jimmy kimmel this time. >> why does president obama want to take everybody's guns away? >> everybody's guns are going to be taken away. >> that's right. the federal government is about to
. why is it important to keep religion in the inauguration? father jonathan weighs in next. first, let's weigh in with martha mccallum. >> good morning to everybody on this inauguration sunday as the president prepares for day one of ceremony. new fox polls show his approval ratings compared to that of the nra. interesting numbers. we will show you those. and president clinton with a warning to democrats where guns are concerned. america's newsroom on a special sunday. we'll see you soon! even ragu users chose prego. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego. [ sigh of relief ] sometimes life can be well, a little uncomfortable. but when it's hard or hurts to go to the bathroom, there's dulcolax stool softener. dulcolax stool softener doesn't make you go, it just makes it easier to go. dulcolax stool softener. make yourself comfortable. ♪ >>> time for quick headlines. a man accused of leading a family drug ring in the u.s. caught
"going clear" the author puts scientology and its status aas a religion under a microscope. wright focuses on scientology's obsession with celebrity through its most famous defector, writer/director paul hagus. he won two oscars for "crash." he left the church after his daughters coming out as lesbian forced him to take a look at scientology, he discovered accounts on websites about children working for hours on end, this from nbc's "rock center." >> it's horrible treatment these kids had, terrible, they're made to work so often and all day long and these terrible conditions. [ bleep ] them for that. yeah, they should be taken down for that. >> reporter: in a statement the church says it diligently followed and continues to follow all child labor laws in every state or country in which it operates. the church says complaints about children being forced to perform chores for long hours are unfounded. haggis says he found himself in trouble with the church when he crossed its biggest celebrity, tom cruise, who had worked for years to recruit director steven spielberg into the church,
on the continent of africa. sunni he muslim is the state religion practiced by 99% of the population there. algeria borders two countries in turmoil right now. libya to the east. and you have mali to the southwest. algeria received almost $3 million in american aid back in 2012. here is bill with more. >> martha, want to remind viewers about the map behind us now. here is the gasfield that was overtaken by terrorists we have been watching over the past week or so. earlier today the leader of the terrorist organization seas he is willing to negotiate with the government of algeria if, if the french with support by the united states stops its bombing campaign here in neighboring mali. remember the northern part of this country was overtaken by islamists everonica mose over r and they hold control in that country. now, you have the country of libya also where many of the weapons from the gaper regime went down in the area to support the islamists in mali. a government in libya still trying to get off its feet and further to the east with president morrisey and the problems and the country are egypt st
member paul hagut says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church dismisses him as the hypocrite of hollywood. we'll speak with him and talk to the author of a new book that explores the link between scientology and hollywood. >>> we want to get to breaking news. nbc's nichelle cokosinkski liven london. >> reporter: this has been changing by the moment. first, the report that a number of hostages has escaped. now that algerians have raided the facility and a number of have been killed, including hostages. 41 people held, among them americans, british, norwegians, and they called this retribution for french intervention in neighboring mali against militant there. at this hour scattered reports out of the algerian desert. that large bp gas facility, that a standoff is going on. algerian army has militants and dozens of international hostages surrounded. among them, americans. >> in order to protect their safety, i'm not going to get into numbers, i'm not going to get into names, not going to get into any further details as we continue to work on this issue with the algerian authori
, paul haggis, says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church says haggis has not been an active member in years and dismisses him as "the hypocrite of hollywood." we will hear from paul haggis and talk to the author of a new book that explores the ties between scientology and hollywood. but we are going to begin with breaking news what could be dramatic developments in that hostage situation involving americans in algeria. nbc's michelle kosinski has the latest for us in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. this is changing by the minute. the latest from the associated press, quoting an algerian official, is that at least 20 of these hostages have now been able to escape, including americans. the al qaeda-linked militant group that has claimed responsibility for this say they have been holding 41 hostages, among them, we know americans, british, norwegians, japanese and they claim that this is retaliation for french intervention in neighboring mali against islamic militants there. at this hour, scattered reports out of the algerian desert that this l
inaugural was repairing, bind up the nation's wounds. he made multiple references to god and to religion and apropos that right now, myrlie evers-williams, the widow of medgar evers, who was slain 50 years ago in 1963 is giving the benediction for these ceremonies, and this is only the second time, by the way, that a presidential inauguration has taken place on martin luther king day. the first time, don, was when you were there in the white house in 1997 for president clinton. let's listen to miss williams. >> let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy, and girl be honored. may all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and a history of disinfranchised votes to today's expression of a more perfect union. we ask, too, almighty, that where our paths seem blanketed by thorns of oppr
in much of the liberal wings of the political party towards organized religion. i think it's intolerance of the left twashd people of good faith on the right and that worries me. i wish colin powell had talked about that as well. i wish colin powell had talked about the implications of chunk hagel talking about the jewish lobby that intimidates people. he said, make the jews pay. colin powell could have talked about that and whether that was a dark strain or is his focus only on when republicans act wrong? chuck hagel did, too, in these circumstances. it's a topic worth discussing but needs to be discussed in every direction, not just one. tolerance needs to be taught and practiced by all. >> i think that's -- you know, i've got to say that's the sort of thinking by republicans that, seriously, gets in the way. as opposed to attacking, you know, clearly there's issues with the republican party and minorities in this country. >> it's a one-way street. >> a false equivalence about democrats and evangelicals that makes me scratch my head. taking in what colin powell has to say, look at the
at them. it's our secular religion. that's what this day is. think of what an extraordinary moment it is. a person is a private citizen. they take that oath. they become the most powerful person in the world. they're finished. they go out. they go back out. and they're a private person again. almost no other country in the world is that possible. it's an extraordinary moment. >> i've been disappointed. a lot of people have been disappointed. if you read "the new york times" this weekend, how the president managed the office on a personal basis with members on the hill on both sides. are you hopeful that this president has learned from some of the mistakes of the first term and he's going to reach out more aggressively? even to his own party on the hill. >> well, i think he's a reflective person. he does think he's talked more than most leaders about what he did wrong the first term. that's not usual that these characters admit it and he has. i'm not sure how far he'll get reaching out to republicans. he's tried more than we know. they just didn't come sometimes. the democr
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